New Epson r3000 prints darker than old Epson 4000

Started Feb 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
jtoolman
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Re: New Epson r3000 prints darker than old Epson 4000
In reply to Carolyn S, Feb 3, 2013

Carolyn S wrote:

Thank you all for your responses. I do have the color turned off in the printer. Only Photoshop is managing the colors. I tried printing one of your prints, jtoolman and I got a nice but dark image. Looking at it on its own without looking at the monitor it looks like a dark day at the beach. Since I only have my monitor to go by, I don't know what the normal for this image is. So I feel like I am no better off. Or am I totally misunderstanding.

Phil Hall, Maybe the 4000 was printing light, but what do I do about it...I tried the test print from JOe's link and got a dark image. Ignoring the monitor it is dark, but a nice print. It seems a dark day. is that what it is supposed to look like?

Philnw2....I am thinking I will need to calibrate my monitor, but does that really change the printer, aren't I going to continue to get dark images that match a calibrated monitor?

One other thing that is off are the blues. When it prints blues, they (compared to the blues in the 4000 prints) lean toward purple and not blue at all. Is that calibration. I am not comparing them to the monitor, I am comparing to the 4000 print.

Looks like I need to look into spending the money for calibration equipment. There goes another expense.'

Thank you for the help!

Yes it is a dark gloomy image of the beach.

You should have printed the second one with the many images and the color checker image.

On the right edge there is B&W ramp/ step wedge that should print all the tones from black to white.

Plese print that one and come back. Make sure you have chosen the correct profile for the paper you are using in the photoshop print module.

Unless there is something actually wrong with your R3000 which I seriously doubt, you should ge a good print.

Please come back after you print the second image and let us know.

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